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Chief adviser calls for faster ECNEC approves 12 projects of Tk 2,524cr PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 03 March 2008

UNB, Dhaka

The chief adviser, Fakhruddin Ahmed, on Saturday asked the officials concerned to take measures for quick implementation of development projects.

‘Be attentive to quick implementation of Annual Development Programme,’ the planning secretary, Zafar Ahmed Chowdhury, quoted the chief adviser as saying, after an ECNEC meeting at the NEC conference room.

The chief adviser, also the chairman of the ECNEC (Executive Committee of the National Economic Council), presided over the meeting that approved 12 projects involving Tk 2,524 crore, including Tk 1,088 crore in foreign aid.

The finance adviser and ECNEC alternative chairman, Mirza AB Azizul Islam, other advisers and senior officials concerned were present at the meeting.

Three of the projects to be implemented with foreign aid were Bakhrabad-Siddhirganj Gas Distribution Pipeline of Tk 685 crore, including Tk 429 crore in aid, National Agriculture Technology Project of Tk 622 crore, including Tk 574 crore in aid, and Char Development Settlement Project of Tk 94 crore, including Tk 85 crore in aid. Nine of the projects to be implemented completely with local resources include Emergency Rehabilitation and Expansion of Urban Areas Power Distribution System under Chittagong Zone, and Rehabilitation of Destroyed Distribution System under Rural Electrification Programme for Sidr-hit areas.

The other locally funded projects are Procurement of Modern Equipment for Fire Service and Civil Defense, Environment Disasters and Resources Monitoring System, Construction and Development of Airport Road to Mirpur Cantonment Road, Construction of water supply and sewerage system in 18 district towns, and Protection of Betil and Enayetpur Bazar areas from Erosion by Jamuna River, Union Parisad Development, and Rural Roads and Bazaar Infrastructure Development.

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